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Comments on ACTA open till by 5 pm on February 16

Slashdot informs up that USTR will receive comments from anyone link here.

The most important feature of this is that we are invited to comment about the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. That is the most important feature of this "opportunity" to comment--that we should comment on something whose content has been kept secret from the public.

That may not get us very far but there are substantial substantive objections that all readers of this blog should support and that belong on the public record.

Let's weigh in.


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Just to be clear, the USTR is asking for comments for its special 301 report, not ACTA.

It has no interest in public input on ACTA from what has been said so far.

Mike Masnick is dead right--and what I wrote could be misread. But anyone can comment and since the pro-IP crowd are invited, we can comment as well--the subject is according to the website, "seeking public submissions on how to conduct US foreign copyright policy."


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